Channel 10, Lincoln
First Air Date: February 18, 1953
Operating Power: 28kw
Original Call Letters: KOLN TV
Network Affiliation: DuMont
Date of FCC Issue: February 18, 1953
Issued To: Cornhusker Radio & Television
Through the Years
February, 1953- signed on as Channel 12, DuMont network affiliation.
August, 1953- John Fetzer purchased from Cornhusker Radio and Television. Moved KOLN to Channel 10 (former KFOR-TV). Gave channel 12 to the University of Nebraska (KUON).
Became an ABC affiliate.
Switched to CBS affiliation when KETV launched as an ABC affiliate in Omaha.
October 1, 1961- KGIN went on the air as a satellite of KOLN.
Gillette purchased from Fetzer.
Busse Broadcasting purchased from Gillette.
Gray Communications purchased from Busse.
UPN launched as the first sub-channel for KOLN/KGIN on DT2.
September, 2006- UPN switched to MyNetwork TV.
August, 2009- KOLN/KGIN became the first station in Nebraska to launch full local Newscasts in HD.
April, 2013- NBC programming from the former KHAS added to KOLN/KGIN as a susb-channel for full market coverage.
September, 2013- METV affiliation added to become a MEMY.
January, 2020- KOLN, Beaver Crossing tower collapsed. New tower rebuild planned for same site.